Chapter 11. Expanding vROps with Solutions

Operations Manager has always supported adapters for other sources than just those of vSphere. Not only does this give us the ability to pull in metrics from other data and metric collectors, such as HP BAC and Microsoft SCOM, but it also allows direct connection to other systems, such as storage arrays and network switches.

While this expandability was great, there was always an issue. All adapters were treated as second-class citizens because they could only be displayed in the Custom UI. As such, these metrics from other adapters didn't have access to the same intuitive tabs or features, such as capacity management and reporting. Now, with vROps 6.0, this is no longer the case; all the adapters are ...

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